Black Future Festival

Sunday, February 19 – Sunday, February 26

Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a week of reflection and future-forward fun, inspired by the national celebration of peoples of the African Diaspora and Black History Month. Together with cultural curator Adia Tamar Whitaker, BCM presents a week-long experience featuring interactive dance, historical explorations, art projects, music, and more.

Experience dance performances featuring Àṣẹ Dance Theatre Collective that draw on the histories and narratives of the black diaspora, take part in workshops exploring the quilt codes used to navigate the Underground Railroad led by writer and poet Prolific, contribute to a futuristic collage project inspired by artist Lauren Halsey, learn about herbal remedies and their cultural roots, and participate in a percussion workshop led by the Brooklyn United drum line.

Performances vary day-to-day – stay tuned for each day’s events. BCM is open every day during the DOE Midwinter Break, from Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 26. In addition to Black Future Festival programs, families are invited to come play in our indoor exhibits, skate around ArtRink on our rooftop, and make art in our ColorLab art studio!